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25 Awesome Things to Do in Dallas this Weekend, December 12 to 15

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Friday 12.13 Friday the 13th Tattoo Party at Elm Street -- Yeah guys, it's back. Is this the time you break down and get that 13 tattoo? Better get in line. The marathon kicked off at DoubleWide last night with a pregame wig party.

Date Night -- Skate Night -- Hiding from the cold is useless, especially since you should be celebrating it with someone you're sweet on. The Hilton Anatole just opened up its skating area and loaded it with little bonuses, like Friday's Date Night. That's where you get the usual rink time, but also wine and hors d'oeuvres. You love those.

semigloss. Magazine Issue 4 Release Party -- semigloss Editor Sally Glass releases the latest edition of her small-press arts publication on Friday night. Titled "Future," the design-rich cover looks intense, but in that really good way unique to time/space portals. Don't be a schmuck: Buy a copy. Dallas treasure George Quartz performs.

amalgam d(8) -- Over in Denton a hot little group show formed. Then it met last week's frozen wrath. Now, it's reformed for Friday's official opening. A bunch of emerging artists have worked across the medium dial to present their best at Imagine Gallery, a little space near the square. Check it out.

Die Hard, at Texas Theatre -- "Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs ..." Yes. It's the greatest holiday film, and Texas Theatre shows the John McClane action flick in cushy 35-mm all weekend long.

Oil and Cotton: Annual Holiday Mercantile -- Oak Cliff's best little art nook is usually a spot for collaborative creation, but each year it diversifies to help make your holiday shopping easier with its Mercantile. That's where you'll find gorgeous hand-bound journals, fun smocks, homemade jams, bolo ties -- you see where I'm going with this? There's something for everyone on your list. Plus, this way your cash goes to support artful do-gooders. It runs through December 23.

Babes in Toyland! -- This Toys for Tots fundraiser at the Boiler Room boasts a drag king Santa, sexytime elves and the chance to brighten the holidays of some local kids. It's just $5, with a $5 toy donation.

See also: Ten Dallas Holiday Dates for Freaks, Weirdos and Outcasts

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Jamie Laughlin
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